On September 26, CMM attended the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe’s Gala at Flowerfield Celebrations honoring our friends Eugene Sayan of Softheon and Peter and Irene Klein of the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation. True to CMM’s innovative spirit, Joe Campolo serves as National Advisory Board Chairman and Marc Alessi serves as Executive Director for the Center, a Long Island gem. It was a night filled with excitement as guests marveled at plasma globes, floating lightbulbs, and flying magnets. Some very special guests were also in attendance including Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt, Thomas Edison, and even Nikola Tesla himself. As the guests moved into the ballroom for dinner, they were serenaded by the The Divine Hand Ensemble, which included a theremin.

CMM is proud to support the development of the Tesla Science Center, which is sure to be a one-of-a-kind spot for entrepreneurs, visionaries, and budding young scientists. Check out some of the event photos below, and view all photos from the event here.

The event committee, including CMM’s Marc Alessi and Joe Campolo, pose for a photo to celebrate a successful event.
Special guests Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Sarah Bernhardt, and guest of honor Nikola Tesla made appearances at the gala.
A Tesla Gala wouldn’t be complete without some of Tesla’s most famous inventions. Jeff from Island Tech Services (ITS) shows us a levitating light bulb.
The CMM team pose for a photo with longtime friend of the firm, Alan Sasserath of Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP. From left to right: Jeffrey Basso, Devon Palma, Vincent Costa, Alan Sasserath, Joe Campolo, Cheryl Mazarowski, and Alan Weinberg.